Times of Oman
Sub-zero temperatures freeze parts of Oman
December 6, 2017 | 10:57 AM
by Times News Service
Jebel Shams recorded a minimum temperature of -1 degree on Tuesday. Photo: File
 
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Muscat: Temperatures dropped to minus zero degrees in some places at the Al Hajar Mountain Range in Oman on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, after rains and strong winds.

The Sultanate's highest mountain range Jebel Shams recorded a minimum temperature of -1 degree on Tuesday, according to the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre, which monitors weather conditions in Oman. "It is really freezing cold at night," said an official of a resort at Jebel Shams.

Jebel Shams, part of the Al Hajar Mountain range and situated at an altitude of 3,004 metres above sea level, has recorded temperatures as low as -8 degrees in recent years.

In its 24-hour outlook, the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre said there will be mainly clear skies and relatively cold weather at night over most of the Sultanate with chances of clouds advection and isolated rain along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea.


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